Friday, October 24, 2008

Daley Not So Proud of Pride School

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley seems less than keen on the idea of a "gay high school." Daley is a Democrat. Can you imagine the outrage, the spittle-chinned protesters, the hate mail and vitriolic speeches aimed at him if he was Republican? Two items about the still undecided fate of the "pride campus" come to us this week from the Chicago Journal's Booster newspaper. (By the way, when can we expect a proposal for the city's first all-hetero high school? Perhaps the City Clowncil and the Chicago Pubic Schools can consider schools that are exclusively for students who have sweaty palms, are height challenged, the especially stupid, the morbidly obese, homely red headed step children, and so on. Seriously, don't those kids also deserve their own "pride campus," a refuge from all the mean kids who are not just like them?) Mayor Daley against Pride Campus CHICAGO JOURNAL/BOOSTER Mayor Daley today expressed misgivings about a proposal before the Chicago Board of Education that would establish the city's first high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their allies.... Pride Campus vote postponed CHICAGO JOURNAL/BOOSTER Advocates of the proposed Pride Campus will have to wait another month to hear whether the school is approved. Jaime Guzman, a spokesperson for Chicago Public Schools, says the proposal for the controversial school for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered students and their allies hasn't run into trouble but is instead caught in a backup of school proposals for the Chicago Board of Education....